Davis Lives Up To Billing

The promise Ed Davis showed last January is in the process of being fulfilled. Now at Richmond (Va.) Benedictine, Davis has proven he's one of the top players in the Class of 2008.

Basketball is part of the Davis Family. Ed Davis, a 6-foot-8 power forward, has the NBA in his family. His dad played at Virginia Union and then in the league. After being around the game at the highest level, Davis is now staring the highest level of college basketball squarely in the eye.

He's already secured offers from Virginia, Connecticut, Clemson and Virginia Tech. Georgetown and North Carolina are also recruiting him.

Junior commitments are prevalent these days. "I think about (recruiting) a lot because I get asked so I have to think about it," Davis said. "I don't have my mind made up where I'm going but time does go by fast."

Davis said he'd like to narrow his list once the season ends. However, he's not in a rush. "I really don't (feel pressure) because of my dad. He tells me to hold it out and wait. A lot of kids in the Class of 2008 tell me they want to get it done early. I'm in no rush."

Last season, Davis was 6-8 and 190 pounds. Scout.com saw him and aggressively began rating him high in anticipation of who he could become. So far so good because Davis is adding meat to his frame – he's now 215 – and his play has been strong as a junior.

"Confidence wasn't my problem but it makes me more comfortable in what I'm doing," Davis said. "I can finish more around basket and get fouled."

As a sophomore, Davis played at Hanover High outside of Richmond. This year he transferred into powerful Benedictine and enjoyed continued success.

"It's been good because I get more intense practices. Last year I did what I wanted to do because I was bigger. Now I'm competing every day and I don't get to take days off."

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